There are times when we need help with personal problems or relationship issues. Sometimes we experience major life transitions that add stress and confusion to our lives. If you are feeling overwhelmed and do not know where to turn, counsellng can help.
Krista is a Registered Social Worker who specializes in individual, couple and family counselling. She has additional training and experience in emotionally focused couple therapy, separation and divorce recovery and parenting after separation and divorce.
Family Mediation is a voluntary process where a neutral third party helps parents resolve issues related to parenting, separation and/or divorce.
Mediation is a practical, affordable and confidential process that empowers parents to work out their own solutions while keeping focused on the best interests of their children.
Krista is an accredited family mediator who has helped many couples going through separation/divorce resolve disputes such as child arrangements, scheduling and parenting plans before, during or after a separation or divorce.
Collaborative Practice is a lesser known but very effective way of assisting people going through separation/divorce to resolve their property, support and parenting issues in a respectful manner without going to court.
Krista is part of the collaborative law team. Acting as a neutral family professional, she guides parents through conversations about their parenting arrangements and helps draft parenting plans. She also supports lawyers and parenting during challenging negotiation discussions ensuring the process is balanced and emotions are managed.
What is Parenting Coordination?
Parenting Coordination is a specific process tailored to assist families experiencing high conflict to manage and implement an existing parenting plan, agreement or court order. Parenting coordinators are specially trained professionals whose work focuses on helping co-parents improve communication and resolve disputes.
Parents may want to consider hiring a Parenting Coordinator when other avenues of problem and conflict resolution have been unsuccessful and when disagreements persist.
Krista offers a hybrid mediation/arbitration process that is respectful and child focused.
Krista is Registered Social Worker, Counsellor and Accredited Family Mediator who has been working with individuals, couples and families in a variety of settings for over 18 years.
Krista holds a Master of Social Work degree (MSW) from Wilfrid Laurier University and a Bachelor of Social Work degree from the University of Windsor. She has acquired specialized training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy and Conflict Resolution.
Krista is an Accredited Family Mediator with the Ontario Association of Family Mediators. She conducts private mediations and is also a roster mediator with Bridging Family Conflict providing subsidized parenting mediation services. She is a trained Parenting Coordinator and has completed Training in Collaborative Law. She also conducts custody and access evaluations through the Office of The Children's Lawyer.
Krista is a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers and is registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers (OCSWSSW). She is also a member of the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy, the Ontario Association of Family Mediators (OAFM), the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) and Collaborative Practice Windsor.